Monday, May 01, 2006
Study: ADHD Drugs Might Stunt Kids' Growth
POSTED: 5:40 pm EDT May 1, 2006
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BOSTON -- A new study indicates children who take drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be at risk for stunted growth.
Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston reviewed more than 20 studies that reviewed the relationship between ADHD drugs, like Ritalin, and stunted growth. They found the drugs can lead to a significant decrease in growth and weight.
For example, a 10-year-old boy taking the medication could weigh about 2 pounds less than normal and grow 2 centimeters shorter than children not on the medication.
Researchers said the appetite suppressing qualities of the medications may contribute to the risk for stunted growth.
Researchers are not saying children should stop taking the drugs. They said the growth of the child needs to be monitored and if it appears they are significantly below normal, a new therapy may be needed.
Did it accomplished anything? Of course not! The pharmacists in Charlotte refuse to help the community by providing much needed methadone.
I was told that the drug situation is very very very bad in that part of the Province.
Last week there was a lot of action in the New Brunswick Legislature.
Last Friday, I walked inside and Kelly Lamrock was surrounded by the media.
The interview has just begun but quickly ended once Paul Robichaud came out of the Chambers.
The reporters quickly abandoned the Liberal MLA and ran towards the Transport Minister.
They wanted to know more of the letter that Chisholm Pothier released to the public.
I laughed of the way the media moved so fast from one MLA to another.
It was funny!
Paul Robichaud must have stood in front of the media for close to 30 minutes.
There were many questions and no clear answers.
It’s a darn shame that the Quebec Security won’t allowed bloggers inside the Legislature with their camera?
I told the media that it was a darn shame that we live in New Brunswick.
The MLA’S from both political parties are very lucky.
A story such as this one hits the media very hard and the reporters jumps all over the issue but here in New Brunswick time is the essence.
These reporters have to complete their investigation in 24 hours or less because they know by this time next week?
This will be old news.
The only reporter in the whole province who has the money and time to back him up is Robert Jones from CBC.
He’s lucky because he can take his time to cover a story and investigate all the facts.
The other reporters just don’t have the time and it’s not their faults because the staff is small and the owners of the media don’t wish to pay them the extra money to truly investigate an issue.
If the story of the drunken driver would have been down the states? It would have been investigated in great details.
But then again? Maybe New Brunswickers would get tired of reading the same story day after day.
I told the media I guess it’s up to us bloggers to keep the story in the news!!!!..lol....
But then again? I also would get tired of writing on the same issue over and over.
As one reader suggested a few weeks ago that I should only blog issues like the poor and ritalin.
Can you imagine that one?
Yes, the media will totally forget this story in the morning.
Ohhh??? Did you hear that Shawn Graham stepped forward today with a suggestion to Bernard Lord in passing the budget?
See what I mean?????
Not even the politicians wants the media to concentrate on one issue only? ...lol....
God's knows < does he? > what's going to happen this week in the Legislature?
I noticed the Canadian flag on the left pole is gone.
The Union Jack is ripped. Also the other flags are in bad shape.
The protocol should be respected especially on top of the New Brunswick Legislature.
Liberals will end deadlock if Tories call election
Last updated May 1 2006 03:44 PM ADT
New Brunswick's Liberal opposition is offering to end its stalemate with the government in exchange for the promise of a fall election.
The provincial legislature has ground to a halt in recent weeks as deadlocked MLAs on both sides of the house fight over whatever issue catches their fancy.
The stalemate is creating an almost circus atmosphere at the legislature.
Last week, Independent MLA Frank Branch accused the premier of being part of a conspiracy to ruin his political career.
The next day, Liberal opposition members demanded the resignations of Speaker Michael (Tanker) Malley for faling to be impartial and Premier Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud for releasing private information about a New Brunswick citizen. Just when it seemed things couldn't get any stranger, the premier's press secretary resigned.
The distractions meant the business of the house was largely ignored, and so was the fact that the Progressive Conservative government doesn't have enough votes to pass its budget in committee.
Liberal Leader Shawn Graham is now offering to end the war of words and allow business to continue through a compromise. Graham says Liberal MLA Eric Allaby will take over the Speaker's job– which would give the Tories enough votes to pass their budget – in exchange for an election call in September 2006.
Graham says the premier has agreed to take the proposal to his caucus, even though the Lord has said he wants to wait until 2007 to call an election.
"New Brunswickers cannot afford to wait for another year for this government's inaction on a key number of files," Graham said. "We can't waste another year. That's why we feel a compromise can be reached. That's why we're providing a fair and reasonable solution today and that solution is we'll take on the burden of putting a Speaker in the chair who is impartial and neutral, and if the government accepts that, it also has to accept to bring forward a general election on the 25th of September."
The Government should really investigate Rogers Television < Old Germany >
This idiot Rich Crosby always praised the Irving papers and to make matters worst?
He gives his views on issues.
I mean personal opinions.
Damaging opinions and he moves on to the topic of the day.
The public are not allowed to call in to confront his foolish views.
Myself? I just change the channel!!!
But this old Germany style of preaching to the public via-television must stop!!!!
Rogers Television must be investigated!!!!
Last week, I noticed water overflowing in the drainage system. Boy? We’re very lucky in Canada compare to other parts of the world!!!!
Elsie was in a debate with Steve Murphy. She was supporting the shameful act of Stephen Harper to not lower the Canadian Flag.
Trust me!!!! She met her match with this woman. The days for Elsie to speak out are officially over!!!!
Jesus Said, "WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN
HEAVEN IS MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND MOTHER."
( MATTHEW 12:50 *NIV )
Now it is written that; YOU ARE ALL SONS OF GOD
THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, FOR ALL OF YOU WHO
WERE BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE CLOTHED YOUR--
SELVES WITH CHRIST. THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR
GREEK, SLAVE NOR FREE, MALE NOR FEMALE, FOR YOU
ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS. ( GALATIANS 4:26-28 )
Further Charles; BECAUSE YOU ARE SONS, GOD
SENT THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO OUR HEARTS, THE
SPIRIT CALLS OUT, "ABBA, FATHER." SO YOU ARE NO
LONGER A SLAVE, BUT A SON; AND SINCE YOU ARE A
SON, GOD HAS MADE YOU ALSO AN HEIR.
( GALATIANS 4:6-7 )
CONSEQUENTLY, YOU ARE NO LONGER FOREIGNERS
AND ALIENS, BUT FELLOW CITIZENS WITH GOD'S PEOPLE
AND MEMBERS OF GOD'S HOUSEHOLD, BUILT ON THE
FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, WITH
JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF AS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.
( EPHESIANS 2:19-20 )
So; DEAR FRIENDS, NOW WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD,
AND WHAT WE WILL BE HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE
KNOWN. BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE APPEARS, WE
SHALL BE LIKE HIM, FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS.
( 1 JOHN 3:2 )
So Charles, when ever you are feeling down and depressed, just
think about who you are, an heir of your Heavenly Father! That
fact should cheer you up indeed! Amen!
Now I hope you enjoyed this heaping helping of Daily Bread
my friend! Now go out there and give 'um Heaven!
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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